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ICHD participation in the "Technical Capacity Building Training Program for Armenian Small Hydro Powers"


Norsk Energy in cooperation with its Armenian partner Hydroenergy and ICHD launched a four months long project aimed at technical capacity building and promotion of activities of numerous participants of small hydro power stations on 7th of September, 2010.

The training program is planned for the volunteer participation of the owners of 4-6 acting or newly built hydro power stations. The trainees elected in an open contest have high education on hydro technical structures, as well as planning and construction in the area of hydro energy, environmental economics and business. During the implementation of the project the participants will research on different business, strategic, and technical situations anticipated for HPS working with full strength. For few weeks the trainees will intensively attend to trainings, reports, seminars and will do personal research. ICHD will convey to the participants of the trainings deep knowledge and skills on negotiations and effective communication.

The project is supported by Ameriabank, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, GAF-RE-KfW (German Armenian Renewable Energy Fund), Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, and is financed by the Foreign Ministry of Norway.



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